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Securing Plant Genebank Collections and Providing Educational Resources For Training Opportunities Contact: Maribel AlonsoEmail: [email protected] July 7, 2021 How many times have you heard, “it is vital to back up all important information to prevent accidental losses?” Scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Center (ARS), in Fort Collins, CO, are …

Scene from a constructed wetland in the Le Sueur River Basin. Credit: Amy Hansen A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms, the …

Guy Barnett,Minister for Primary Industries and Water The Tasmanian Government is continuing to work with farmers and landcare groups to sustain the natural resources that underpin our world-class agricultural sector. Twenty-eight projects across the State have been funded under the latest round of the Landcare Action Grants Program. The Program supports enhanced land management practices …

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The governor signed seven bills into law Friday all related to Hawaii’s sustainability goals. The measures addressed local food production, protecting people and businesses from rising sea levels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and prioritizing the creation of green jobs. One of the bills signed by Gov. David Ige creates a goal to …

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s office spent $969,587 in state funds on radio and television advertising in the fiscal year that ended Wednesday — a reduction of 57% from the $2.26 million spent in the previous fiscal year — according to records in the attorney general’s office. The Republican’s office spending on radio and television …

State Rep. James White, R-Hillister, announced Wednesday that he is running for agriculture commissioner, marking the first major primary opponent for incumbent Sid Miller. “The combination of my proven conservative record, experience on agriculture issues, and commitment to integrity and ethics makes me the right candidate to steer this crucial agency back in the right …

Proceeds from the government’s carbon tax should be used to support Irish agriculture into the future, according to Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Livestock chairman Brendan Golden. He told Agriland: “Revenues from the tax should amount to €1.5 billion annually. A proportion of this should be used to meet the needs of those farmers who …

Late last week, Reuters writers Andrew Chung and Stephanie Kelly reported that, “The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday made it easier for small oil refineries to win exemptions from a federal law requiring increasing levels of ethanol and other renewable fuels to be blended into their products, a major setback for biofuel producers. “The justices …

MARSHALL — Funding for a program which encourages low-income Minnesotans to buy fresh food from farmers markets is no longer in jeopardy, state Sen. Gary Dahms said Friday. While funding for the Market Bucks program was cut from the Minnesota Senate agriculture budget, Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, said Friday that $325,000 was included in the …

ZimmCast Preview of 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference After a virtual year the National Agri-Marketing Association will have an in-person Agri-Marketing Conference in July. In the program, conference committee chair, Greg Lammert, Corteva Agriscience, provides a preview of the activities planned for this year’s event. I’ll be there and ZimmComm will have a booth in the Connection …